How Volvo Is Eliminating Turbo Lag

Three methods have kept their cars highly responsive in recent history.

2y ago

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  • I drive a 2014 Volvo V60 2.4L D4 AWD R–Line, chiptuned by Polestar to a D5. I really love the engine, it‘s the same 5 cylinder diesel like in the video. I have virtually no turbo lag and with the AWD I can easily outrun most cars from a complete stop at a red light. And it’s way more reliable then my last car, wich was a VW Golf 6 1.4 TFSi with 160 PS.

      2 years ago
  • I don’t actually mind some turbocharged cars being overtly turbocharged. The “wait for it...whoosh” can be part of the character and management of it part of the fun. I’ve got an Abarth 124 in the garage and it has loads of it. But I’ve also got an ND MX5 and I like the fact that the 124s turbo engine gives it a very different character to the MX5.

      2 years ago
  • That's a nice gimmick on luxury Volvo's and all.

    But a friend works at a Volvo dealership and he tells me these things break and are a bitch to fix/replace. That plus the added weight makes me think this is going down in history like water injection, nice idea but not worth it.

      2 years ago
  • Thanks. Something to look forward to if I make another Volvo purchase.

      2 years ago
  • My first car and some would say (lost) love of my life was my Volvo 740 turbo. The lag was part of the car’s driving character and it was so predictable you could just put your foot down a little earlier and apex those corners perfectly. I love all things Volvo but I think they have put a lot of time, R and D, and engineering into solving a problem that I’m not sure was ever really a problem.

      2 years ago
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